Nürnberger Lebkuchen (Nuremberg style gingerbread) is not your typical gingerbread. This is the traditional German gingerbread, dating back to the 13th century and the Nuremberg region in Germany. The word “Lebkuchen” is literally translated as “life cake”, referring to the health benefits of the ingredients, and especially the spices. I love to eat them any time a day, ideally with a cup of tea or coffee. And just taking one bite immediately floods my memory with Christmas time in Germany, the markets, snow, music and a cosy home. Winter wouldn’t be the same without them!
This gingerbread contains only the very best ingredients: hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, eggs, lots of Christmas spices, raw honey and sugar. Traditionally the gingerbread is shaped with using a Lebkuchenmühle (gingerbread mill).
They come in a pack of 6 – 2 chocolate glazed, 3 sugar glazed and 1 plain. Their diameter is 8cm and the packet weighs just over 300g.